Thea and Claire recently participated in a virtual seminar series, Literaturas Plurales, jointly organized by the Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and the Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires sur les Mondes Ibériques Contemporains at the Université Paris-Sorbonne. The seminar series took the form of three collaborative events linking up Mexico City, Paris and Liverpool, the first two of which were held on 22 March and 19 April, and the last which will take place on 31 May of this year.
Claire spoke at the first seminar, along with Héctor Perea and Eduardo Ramos-Izquierdo. Claire’s paper was entitled ‘Escritura experimental: el diálogo entre formatos literarios y tecnología digital en la poesía-twitter y los blog-aforismos’, and focussed on the ways in which established literary genres are enriched or transformed by their re-combinations with new media technologies. Thea then gave her paper in the second of the meetings, followed by the Mexican novelist and short story writer, Alberto Chimal, who talked about his creative process online. Thea’s paper was on the topic of ‘La narración de la biculturalidad en los proyectos autobiográficos de Jacalyn López García y Lucía Grossberger Morales’, and focussed on the representation of home in these projects.
The seminars generated lively debate across the three locations, and plans are under way for a publication arising from the seminar series. We will keep you up to date with further details of the publication in due course.